How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (2005)
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Melvin Van Peebles created a new style of African-American filmmaking in 1971, when on a shoestring budget he made Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, a violent action picture about a sex-show stud on the run from the police that below the surface served as a call for revolution in the black community. But Sweet Sweetback was hardly Van Peebles' first or only bold achievement in the arts. After brief careers piloting cable cars in San Francisco and flying fighter planes in the Korean War, Van
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[Van Peebles] could surely survive a more critical and complete look at his extraordinary life and times.
... enlightening doc ...
Angio's film is an excellent introduction, but it won't be long before you realize that his subject is too complex to be contained in a single admiring tribute.
How to Eat is finally nostalgic, albeit less so for Van Peebles, who at 73 remains active on multiple artistic fronts, than for a lost era when brash individualism and radical politics seemed to go hand in hand.
This documentary about the pioneering black filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles is nearly as mischevious and fascinating as its subject.
Melvin Van Peebles gets the idolatrous treatment in this documentary by first-time director Joe Angio.
A phenomenal outline of [Melvin Van Peeble's] prolific and varied life.
The first film to fully encompass Van Peebles' long, varied and impressive career.
A warts and all bio-pic which chronicles the life of a brash Renaissance Man who, frustrated by racism in America, abandoned the U.S. for France at an early age to pursue an assortment of artistic endeavors overseas.
The 72-year-old Melvin remains fascinating as an artist, self-promoter, and success story.
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